Today’s Libraries: Books Or DVD’s?

Increasingly, libraries are spending more of their budgets on multimedia and less on books. “The good news for movie fans is that their local library looks more and more like a Blockbuster. The ominous news for book fans is the same: As budget-squeezed public libraries rush to buy DVDs for an insatiable public, branches must act more like multimedia centers and less like temples of the printed page.”